Vegan Skincare, What Does it Really Mean and Why it Matters?
by Claudia Christin on Aug 30, 2020
What is the difference between 'vegan' and 'cruelty-free' skincare?
What are not included in vegan skincare and their alternativesThere are some commonly found animal-derived ingredients found in skincare such as honey, beeswax, lanolin (wool grease), squalene (shark liver oil), gelatin (cow or pig bones), or placenta. Vegan skincare either not use these ingredients or replace it to plant-derived alternatives.
Ethical choices for your skin and Mother EarthUp to date, there has been no evidence showing that the plant-derived ingredients are actually any better in terms of their efficacy than conventional animal-sourced ingredients. However, the biggest difference is the impact of a vegan skincare for our Mother Earth and their ripple effect on the drive for change of the beauty industry. It helps promote kindness toward animals and our Earth. The beauty industry has always been driven by the demand, and our collective purchase decision will definitely shape the beauty industry to create a better ecosystem. In the end, it is more about an ethical purchase decision.On top of being a vegan skincare product, it is best to make sure that they are also not tested on animals. It’s like catching two birds with one stone, right?
How can you tell if it is vegan and how to shop for vegan skincare?
- 1) Look for “vegan” label on the brand / product
- 2) Look at their ingredients list
- 3) If there are any questionable ingredients, list them
- 4) Ask brands representative on where the specific ingredients were sourced from
Endless choices of vegan skincareVegan skincare doesn’t mean it has to be much more expensive or less inclusive. There are more and more brands that add a vegan skincare product on their line at an affordable price point. Be sure to choose your skincare product wisely!